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  1. I.E.P. Your host today: Anna “Mennona” Brynild hi

  2. Look at All This Paperwork! So What’s the Big IDEA? Goals & Services Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Finding Solutions $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $600 $600 $600 $600 $600 $600 $800 $800 $800 $800 $800 $800 $1000 $1000 $1000 $1000 $1000 $1000

  3. So What’s the Big IDEA? Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Look at All This Paperwork! $200 $200 $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  4. IDEA • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 • Guides states and school districts in providing specially designed instruction and related services • Parts A, B, C, and D

  5. To be eligible for IDEA… • A child must meet the criteria of one or more disability categories AND • Must also need specially designed instruction and related services

  6. IDEA Categories • Autism • Emotional Disturbance • Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness) • Mental Retardation • Orthopedic Impairments • Other Health Impairments • Specific Learning Disabilities • Speech/Language Impairments • Traumatic Brain Injury • Visual Impairment (Including Blindness) • Developmental Delays (Ages 3 through 9) • Other Health Impairments

  7. Other Health Impaired • Asthma • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Heart Condition • Hemophilia • Lead Poisoning • Leukemia • Nephritis • Rheumatic Fever • Sickle Cell Anemia • Tourette Syndrome

  8. Principles Included in IDEA • Appropriate evaluation • Individualized Education Program/Plan (IEP) • Parent & student participation • Least Restrictive Environment • Procedural safeguards • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

  9. FAPE according to IDEA • Special education and related services • Provided at public expense (without charge) • Provided under public supervision and direction • “…in conformity with the individualized education program.”

  10. So What’s the Big IDEA? Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Look at All This Paperwork! $200 $200 $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  11. The answer is: The category that allows for children with ADD or ADHD to be identified as eligible under IDEA.

  12. YES! The correct question was: What is OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED?

  13. So What’s the Big IDEA? The IEP Meeting Look at All This Paperwork! Evaluation & Eligibility $200 $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  14. Referral Process • Pre-referral activities • Referral • Consent • Evaluation (60 days) • Eligibility Determination • Written request & consent for evaluation

  15. Evaluation Determines … • Category of disability • Whether the child needs specially designed instruction and/or related services • The present levels of academic achievement and related developmental needs • Whether any accommodations or modifications are needed

  16. Present Level - Domains • Curriculum & Learning • Independent Functioning • Social / Emotional • Communication • Health Care

  17. Independent Educational Evaluation • At public expense if parent disagrees • In writing / no reason • Without delay: IEE or Hearing • Hearing determines appropriateness of initial evaluation

  18. So What’s the Big IDEA? Look at All This Paperwork! Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting $200 $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  19. The answer is: It’s what parents can request if they disagree with an evaluation.

  20. YES! The correct question was: What is INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION (IEE)?

  21. Look at All This Paperwork! Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Goals & Services $200 $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  22. IEP Meeting: Notice • Location • Time • Whom the school has invited • Purpose of the meeting • Native Language

  23. The IEP Team Others withspecial expertise Parents Special Education Teacher Child Agency Rep Interpret Evaluation Results Regular Education Teacher

  24. The IEP Team Others withspecial expertise Parents Special Education Teacher Child Agency Rep Interpret Evaluation Results Regular Education Teacher

  25. Alternative Participation “…such as video conferences or conference calls…” • Parents • School / District Personnel • By agreement

  26. Active Participation • Speaking up • Asking questions • Making suggestions • Disagreeing

  27. Active Participation – Tips for Parents • Keep ongoing communication with teachers, therapists, etc. • Ask for a draft IEP before the meeting • Write a list of questions and concerns • Be “professional,” be prepared • Bring someone with you

  28. Active Participation - Benefits Parents… • understand the process. • don’t feel lost. • get to know the team. • contribute to their children’s future outcomes

  29. Active Participation - Benefits

  30. Look at All This Paperwork! Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Goals & Services $200 $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  31. DAILY DOUBLE!

  32. The answer is: It’s another great tip to help parents to become active IEP team members.

  33. The correct DAILY DOUBLE question was: What is …?

  34. Look at All This Paperwork! Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Goals & Services $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  35. Paperwork! Why so much?!

  36. Page 1: Signatures • Who attended • Parent’s signature (Exception: Child’s first IEP)

  37. Page 2: Special Factors • Consider: • Positive Behavioral Interventions • Language needs • Instruction in Braille • Communication needs • Assistive Technology needs • Special Transportation Services • Extended School Year (ESY)

  38. Page 3: Present Levels & Goals Statements of: • Present Levels of Academic Achievement & Functional Performance • strengths, effect of disability, & priority educational need • Measurable Annual Goals • Evaluation Plan • measuring & reporting

  39. Page 4a: Transition at Age 14 Florida State Rules: • Standard or Special Diploma • Post-School Outcome • Transition Service Needs • Instruction / Information on Self-Determination

  40. Page 4b: Transition at Age 16 • Goals based upon transition assessments • List of transition services • Age of Majority / Transfer of Rights • Interagency linkages

  41. Page 5: Provision of Services • Special Education • Related Services • Program Modifications • Supports for School Personnel • Supplementary Aids & Services

  42. Page 5: Provision of Services • Date for beginning of services • Frequency • Location • Duration

  43. Pages 6 & 7: Assessments & Placement • State & District-Wide Assessment Accommodations • Extent to which the child will NOT participate with nondisabled children

  44. Look at All This Paperwork! Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Goals & Services $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  45. The answer is: The age at which we start planning transition here in Florida.

  46. YES! The correct question was: What is FOURTEEN?

  47. Look at All This Paperwork! Goals & Services The IEP Meeting Finding Solutions $200 $200 $400 $400 $400 $400

  48. Goals • Wording matters! • “Writing Special Education Goals” – 9,960,000 hits! • Learning a skill • Measurable • Specific

  49. Goals Sunshine State Standards